In this text, you have learned the foundational programming skills necessary for entering the data science field. The ability to write code to work with data empowers you to explore and communicate information in transparent, reusable, and collaborative ways. As many data scientists will attest, the most time-consuming part of a project is organizing and exploring the data—something that you are now more than capable of doing. These skills on their own are quite valuable for gaining insight from quantitative information, but there is always more to learn. If you are eager to expand your skills, there are a few areas that serve as obvious next steps in data science.
21.1 Statistical Learning
The term statistical learning encompasses ...